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Poster: George Maynard Date: Sep 14, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

Dear Tracey & Archives Staff:

I tried to play a few versions of MamasWill2010 on your new player.

I found that the playback stops intermittently. The problem persists even with the version H.264 124MB Comp 20%, that is, I compressed it down to 20% of the original source, a file which I brought back with me from school.

The original source is Mama's Will_AVID Media Composer_4.14GB, a Quick Time file taken off the Avid MC Editing Workstation at Concordia University. Of course, I am working with digital material taken off from Sony HD F-900 Cameras. Why should HD be a problem after it has gone thorough the editor? Maybe the wide format 1920 x 1080?

I wonder if going back to your old player would make a difference? If I do, can I come back again to your new player?

As with the posting of The Agony of the Ecstasy (2002), my aim in posting Mama's Will (2010) on the Archives is to allow my graduate thesis film to be seen by a greater audience, including the supportive texts showing the public how such a piece of video art is conceived and produced at the film school level.

In any event, I'd like to thank you and your staff for allowing MamasWill2010 to be place in the Community Video section of your Archives. Thanks!

Sincerely yours,
David George Menard, Post Graduate Film Production,
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University,
Montreal, Quebec Canada.

P.S. If I over-edited some of the text files supporting MamasWill2010, like some sections of my MFA thesis, please forgive me. I'll leave the licensing job to the Archives. Thanks! DGM/09-14-12.

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Feb 4, 2013 10:57am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

it sounds simply like a bandwidth problem.
our player will use our ~1000kb/sec "derivative" (h.264) .mp4 files
for playing.

there are subtle coloring differences in the timeline/scrubber portion to show the later part of the video buffering/download, vs. where in the video it is playing. can you see if that's the issue -- that the two indicators race into each other at the times of the stopping intermittently?

i would guess you had the same issues w/ our prior player?

you could alternatively try the "Prefer flash?" link under the video to try flash (if you weren't already) since it can do in some setups a slightly better job of "frame dropping" if it's a CPU issue or in some bandwidth cases).